A comprehensive workplace safety inspection program in BC may include daily inspections of equipment, initial startup inspections, walk-arounds of mobile equipment before use, daily and/or weekly supervisor inspections, and weekly and/or monthly departmental inspections. In addition to regularly scheduled inspections, you need to inspect your workplace after an incident or when you have added a new work process or new equipment.
Conducting an inspection
During an inspection, identify unsafe conditions and activities that may cause injury or illness, so you can take corrective measures.
Follow these guidelines:
What to focus on
There are different ways to approach safety inspections. Looking at the components of your health and safety program will help. For example, you can focus on the most common tasks your workers perform or on specific issues addressed by your program, such as material handling, confined space entry, or workplace violence. You may wish to break up the worksite into specific segments with focused checklists to look at specific hazards and activities in each area.
Here are some examples of things to look for:
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After the inspection
Follow these guidelines to address issues and conclude the inspection:
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